An English post-funk band formed in 1978 in Notting Hill, London, Killing Joke was a great influence on industrial rock (fusing industrial music with rock genres), with elements of electronic, synthpop and gothic rock. Known for their harsh vocals as well, they were a commercial success, influencing bands such as Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Korn and others
Their debut EP, "Turn To Red," came from the Malicious Damage label, followed by a self-titled release and the harsher "What's This For," in '81. They were banned in Glasgow, but toured extensively, and performed on BBC. Becoming entangled in the occult, "Fire Dances" and "Night Time" followed. They headlined the 2011 Summer Festival in Houston.